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Our story

Kiddimoto is the UK’s original balance bike company. We produce a wide range of award-winning balance bikes and matching accessories from our headquarters in rural Somerset. We’ve grown from a tiny one-man-show to a successful global operation with a host of awards. Read our story below…

2003

The first Kiddimoto was made

Kiddimoto was born after founder Simon Booth built a wooden prototype of a balance bike in his flat in Axbridge, Somerset.

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2004

First bikes off the production line

Production began in earnest at a workshop in Cheddar, where the Superbike and Scrambler became the first bikes off the Kiddimoto production line.

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2006

Kiddimoto officially one of a kind

The first of a string of accolades came with the prestigious Hamleys One of a Kind toy of the year award.

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2009

On the move

Having outgrown its previous premises, Kiddimoto moved to a brand new location in the tiny village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip in the Somerset countryside near Wells.

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2011

Enter the dragon

Simon made an appearance on the BBC’s popular Dragons’ Den programme. After a gruelling interrogation, he left with investment offers from two Dragons!

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2013

Demanding times

With business booming, the Westbury warehouse was expanded in order to keep up with demand from the UK and abroad.

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2015

Royal seal of approval

Kiddimoto won its most prestigious accolade yet, with the Queen’s Award for International Trade.

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